Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 52 89
Rank change year-on-year -31 +37 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 65 125 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.32% 3.94% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.97% 26.10% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 81 31
Manchester median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £227 £350 £240
90th Percentile £650 £713 £520
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £55.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +279.31% -17.14% +18.26%
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% +11.43% +65.76%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 407 479 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.54% 15.09% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 279 269
Manchester median daily rate £380 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.43% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £175 £195 £250
90th Percentile £625 £603 £500
North West median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 7 7
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.62% +61.76% +28.62%
10th Percentile £14.58 £13.38 £12.35
90th Percentile £55.75 £32.55 £30.01
North West median hourly rate £35.63 £27.75 £30.36
% change year-on-year +28.38% -8.58% +55.87%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport 0 10 £430 -14.00% 1
Salford -11 8 £480 -8.57% 2
Cheadle - 2 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £180 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) ITIL
3 10 (15.38%) Java
3 10 (15.38%) Windows
3 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (13.85%) Firewall
4 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
5 8 (12.31%) Linux
5 8 (12.31%) SAP
5 8 (12.31%) DevOps
6 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
6 7 (10.77%) Web Services
6 7 (10.77%) Security Operations
7 6 (9.23%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (9.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (9.23%) Information Security
7 6 (9.23%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (9.23%) Apache CXF
7 6 (9.23%) Apache Camel
7 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.23%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (7.69%) ArchiMate
8 5 (7.69%) BPMN
8 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.69%) JIRA
8 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 5 (7.69%) Cisco

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.08%) Apache
1 2 (3.08%) Confluence
1 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.54%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Firewall
2 6 (9.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.08%) Intranet
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.08%) SMS
3 2 (3.08%) VLAN
3 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) ADSL
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) DNS
4 1 (1.54%) FTP
4 1 (1.54%) ISDN
4 1 (1.54%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) DTS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) JIRA
1 5 (7.69%) JUnit
2 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
2 3 (4.62%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.62%) ClearQuest
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.08%) GitLab
3 2 (3.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Security Operations Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) DBA
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL DBA
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Data Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Service Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) Web Services
2 6 (9.23%) Apache Camel
2 6 (9.23%) Apache CXF
3 4 (6.15%) JSON
4 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.62%) RESTful
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) Node.js
5 2 (3.08%) Swing
5 2 (3.08%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) CESG
2 2 (3.08%) CMDB
2 2 (3.08%) Cyberattack
2 2 (3.08%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.08%) Wiki
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.54%) Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Unix
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
4 8 (12.31%) DevOps
5 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
5 7 (10.77%) Security Operations
6 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (9.23%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (9.23%) Information Security
6 6 (9.23%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (9.23%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (7.69%) ArchiMate
7 5 (7.69%) BPMN
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
7 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.15%) Open Source
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
8 4 (6.15%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (3.08%) COBOL
2 2 (3.08%) Python
2 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.54%) C
3 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.54%) Lua
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) VB
3 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.08%) CCNA
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) GCED
3 2 (3.08%) GCFA
3 2 (3.08%) GCIA
3 2 (3.08%) GCIH
3 2 (3.08%) GIAC
3 2 (3.08%) GREM
3 2 (3.08%) GSEC
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) COBIT
2 2 (3.08%) CESG Infosec
2 2 (3.08%) GPG13
2 2 (3.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (3.08%) Kibana
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
1 2 (3.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) SAP
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.08%) Juniper
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.08%) Sophos
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com